2020 has been a year that changed the world in ways we could not have imagined. With the COVID-19 pandemic creating a new “normal”, the resultant effect of lockdowns, social distancing, remote working pushed us to adapt and embrace pandemic-driven changes in order to stay safe and remain productive. Following the declaration of the global high risk pandemic situation by the WHO in March, we implemented operational procedures to ensure business continuity and also lent support to critical Government agencies in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria with internet capacity to help in the fight against the pandemic.
Such collaboration had been key for us since the beginning of the year when in February, at our annual flagship event, Nerds Unite, MainOne announced its partnership with Microsoft and HPE operated by Selectium, to deliver Microsoft Azure Stack in Nigeria from its Data Center subsidiary, MDXi.
Another major highlight of the year 2020 was the celebration of MainOne’s 10th anniversary on the first of July. These first ten years have witnessed MainOne’s evolution from a telecommunications company that built West Africa’s first, privately owned, submarine cable to becoming the leading provider of broadband infrastructure solutions to Telecom Operators, Governments and Enterprises across West Africa.
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we launched an anniversary website and coffee book detailing our story which can be accessed HERE.
Today, MainOne is a business with a diversified portfolio of services and geographic coverage that is expanding broadband penetration across West Africa. As this pandemic has shown us, the journey to digitize West Africa is only just beginning and we remain committed to bridging the gap with the rest of the world. We could not have accomplished this without the tremendous support we have received and we remain grateful to the customers and stakeholders who have stood by us over the years.